Welcome to Sacred Heart
Nursery Class Information
All 3 and 4 year olds in England receive 570 free hours per year. At Sacred Heart this entitlement is provided in the form of 3 hours every morning session or afternoon session.
Children are eligible for the 15 free hours entitlement the term after they turn 3.
However, some working parents can claim an additional 15 hours of funded childcare.
To be eligible to apply for the additional 15 hours of funded childcare, the household must:
- Be a two-parent working family or lone or single parent.
- Have all parents working and each parent earning on average.
- The equivalent of 16 hours a week at the National Minimum or Living Wage (includes income received from tax credits or Universal Credit) and
- Earning less than £100,000 per year.
Note: If one parent’s income exceeds £100,000 the household will not be eligible.
Both parents usually working, but one is temporarily out of work for a particular reason, as explained below:
- One/ both parent/s is away from work on leave (parental, maternity etc.)
- One/ both parent/s is in receipt of Statutory Sick Pay.
- Parents on zero-hours contracts will be eligible, as are those who are registered as self-employed.
- One parent is employed and the other parent has either: substantial caring responsibilities/ and or disability based on specific benefits received for caring; is a foster carer with their own three- and four-year-old children.
Parents who are in training will not be eligible as they can receive other Government support.
Parents can apply at: https://childcare-support.tax.service.gov.uk/par/app/applynow
Help with Childcare options: www.childcarechoices.gov.uk
Childcare Grant Payment Service: https://www.ccgpay.co.uk/student
Note: Children allocated either a part-time or a full-time place will need to complete a short period of induction before attending complete sessions every day. In some circumstances, and based on the child’s needs, it may be deemed necessary to extend this period. In some instances a parent/carer may be expected to stay on the premises until a child has settled.
Note: Nationally from September 2000 children attending a Nursery school do not gain automatic admittance into Reception. All parents wishing to apply for a Reception place will be required to make a new application in the following academic year.
Admissions to Hilary House ASD Base are through Wandsworth SNAS only.
There is no admittance to Hilary House via the mainstream application process. Application are for the mainstream reception classes only. Applications for the ASD resource are handled by Wandsworth Special Needs Assessment Service. There is no access for mainstream children to the Resource Base.
The deadline for Nursery applications is 4th February 2022
Admissions enquires please email Shirley at: [email protected]
The Early Years Foundation Stage is based upon 4 Overarching Principles:
- A Unique Child.
- Positive Relationships.
- Enabling Environments with strong partnerships.
- That children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates.
In line with our Mission Statement, we at Sacred Heart Primary School aim to support children to learn and develop in an environment within which Christian values are central to and celebrated, and where each child is loved, appreciated and affirmed, recognising that every child is a competent learner who can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured. We recognise that children develop in individual ways and at different rates. Children’s attitudes and dispositions to learning are influenced by feedback from others; we use praise and encouragement, rewards and celebration assemblies to promote a positive attitude towards learning.
As of the 5th June 2022, Pentecost, the Bishops of England and Wales reinstated the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days. Parents applying for a place at either school in the Federation of Sacred Heart and St Marys RC Primary Schools Battersea, under a faith based criteria will need to complete a Supplementary Information Form. Evidence of practice will be measured by frequency of attendance at Mass as validated by either a priest or minister, as was the case prior to 18th March 2020. These arrangements apply to the admissions round for 2023 and subsequent rounds.
Please see the links below regarding our admissions procedures along with key application documents.
Alternatively you may request printed copies from the school office.
Please download the Nursery Admissions Pack.
Once completed please email to Shirley at: [email protected]
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